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Collective Shadow

[written in late 2014…] Numerous situations around the globe challenge us with their brutality and oppression. I think immediately of Israel and Gaza, Ferguson Missouri, the *Taliban and other Muslim Terrorists* as it is manifesting in several hotspots from Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Open Letter to All Legislators about Trade Agreements

I write to you today because I am deeply troubled by recent news. In a decision that ignores environmental standards and negates democracy, the World Trade Organization (WTO) on 18 May ruled that U.S. labels on packaged meat indicating where … Continue reading

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Laughter

Do you see linkages throughout your day? Ways that seemingly unconnected events form a cohesive whole? I do…yesterday for instance. Over a six-hour period…every word true… The keynote speaker asked us to close our eyes and take a deep breath. … Continue reading

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Forgetting History

My family moved to Santa Clara County in California when I was 8. What has become *Silicon Valley*: home of the tech giants like Apple, Google, Intel, Cisco, HP and hundreds of various and sundry other hi-tech start-ups, existed then … Continue reading

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Syriza: Problem or Solution?

In the euphoria following Syriza’s electoral win on 25 January 2015, little has been said about the implications of their rise to prominence within the Greek political system. Is it the best that can happen for the Greek people? Or … Continue reading

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Moving Forward into 2015

When we frame an issue locally: protecting homes from foreclosure, police brutality, or even the broader civil rights issues that are ignored by authority; we open ourselves up to problems. We have limited impact even when we succeed; we may … Continue reading

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We Face A Choice

“Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.” Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading

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Remind Me Why Nazis Were Worse

*Torture Report*. Something I never thought I would see. Not because I didn’t think it would be released (which I honestly didn’t) but because the America I grew up in succeeded in indoctrinating me that *we aren’t like those animals*. … Continue reading

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I Quit

After a month of gnawing on the failure of the People’s Climate March – there, I said it – I am quitting; capitalism, that is. Marches too, to a large extent. So there are myriad ways the September protest was … Continue reading

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Repression

Civilizations collapse when rising maintenance costs exceed falling resources that would be used to pay those costs. Think global war, granting access to additional resources for the Empire, yet yielding ever-greater costs (like more than $1,000,000 per soldier per year … Continue reading

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